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The Next Karate Kid (1994)

PG  |   |  Action, Drama, Family  |  12 August 1994 (USA)
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Mr. Miyagi is back and he takes a new pupil under his wing; a troubled adolescent girl.

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Sgt. Kesuke Miyagi (as Noriyuki "Pat" Morita)
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Col. Dugan
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Louisa Pierce
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Eric McGowen
Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad ...
Abbot (as Arsenio Trinidad)
Michael Cavalieri ...
Ned
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Charlie (as Walt Goggins)
Jim Ishida ...
Tall Monk
Rodney Kageyama ...
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Seth Sakai ...
Buddhist Monk
Eugene Boles ...
Mr. Harold Wilkes
Keena Keel ...
School Clerk
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Gabe
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Morgan (as Tom Downey)
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During a commemoration for Japanese soldiers fighting in the US Army during World War II, Mr. Miyagi meets the widow of his commanding officer. He gets to know her granddaughter Julie, an angry teenager who is still feeling the pain of losing both her parents in an accident and is having problems with her grandmother and her fellow pupils. Mr. Miyagi decides to teach her karate to get her through her pain and issues and back on the right path. Written by Matthias Scheler <tron@lyssa.owl.de>

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Rated PG for violence and some mild language | See all certifications »

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The Karate Kid Part IV  »

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$8,751,228 (USA)
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Early titles were "Young Americans" and "Kids in America". See more »

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Miyagi tells Julie that her grandfather saved his life and in return he taught him Karate, however in The Karate Kid, Miyagi tells Daniel that he has never taught Karate to anyone before. See more »

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Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: Ambition without knowledge is like a boat on dry land
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Follows The Karate Kid, Part II (1986) See more »

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Written by Des'ree & Ashley Ingram
Performed by Des'ree
Courtesy of 550 Music/Epic Records
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Unrealistic and overblown.



Rating: 5/10

Why don't try-hard filmmakers just stop making fools of themselves by sequelizing The Karate Kid? Then the film world would be much more pleasant. This sequel, The Next Karate Kid starts quite well. It hits the mark on the first few lots of 5 minutes and I was possibly interested in seeing the rest of it. Unfortunately, the film faults itself a lot after the promising beginning. The ending in particular is offensive with stupidity and completely overblown. Hilary Swank and Pat Morita handle their main character leads with great emotion, despite some of the cheesy dialogue they are given. The story behind the martial arts is about Julie (Swank) and her best friend, Angel, a bird with a broken wing. Most of the scenes with Angel are touching, and win points for the film. However, the villains are completely laughable and the story leads to times that are so unrealistic that you kind of feel pain for the paper the script has been written on. The film has some mildly good ideas, but overall it fails to make you want to keep watching unless you have absolutely nothing else to do.


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